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Ducks set roster for Friday's season opener

October 5, 2011 |  1:58 pm

Ducks-logo The Ducks set their season-opening roster Wednesday, placing defenseman Matt Smaby on injured reserve because of a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Defenseman Toni Lydman will also start the season on injured reserve because he’s recovering from surgery on his right shoulder. He’s expected to return in time for the Ducks’ home opener Oct. 14 against San Jose.

The Ducks' third goalie, Jeff Deslauriers, will stay with the team only for the games in Europe.

The Ducks open their season Friday against the Buffalo Sabres at Helsinki, Finland, and face the New York Rangers the next day at Stockholm.

-- Helene Elliott

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